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“You Can’t Be Systemic Rivals on Monday and Then Go Back to Partnering for the Rest of the Week”

A leading European parliamentarian and former Chairman of Germany’s Green Party talks to TAI about China, decoupling, the COVID crisis, Hong Kong, and Transatlantic relations in the age of Trump.

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“There Is A Moral Facet to Caring About the Arts”

The director of the Phillips Collection discusses her career in the art world, how art can nourish the soul and mind, and the challenges of leading America’s first museum of modern art as it nears its centennial.

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How to Fix Globalization—for Detroit, Not Davos

The former Treasury Secretary speaks with Irwin Stelzer and Jeffrey Gedmin on China, “decoupling,” reforming capitalism, and the shape of a post-pandemic fiscal policy.

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Political Decay in the Time of Coronavirus

On Wednesday, May 13, TAI hosted a Zoom discussion with Francis Fukuyama about how the coronavirus might impact our politics. Due to a technical error, we were unable to stream the conversation live; the following is a transcript of the conversation as it occurred.

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Is Xi Jinping Weaker Than We Think?

The author of China’s Crony Capitalism discusses the Chinese response to COVID-19, why the Communist Party reads Alexis de Tocqueville, and why the Chinese regime is both brittle and aggressive at the same time.

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Robert Shafer: “The Greatest Music Is a Mystery”

The Grammy-winning conductor, composer, and artistic director of the City Choir of Washington looks back on a lifetime in music—from studying under Nadia Boulanger to his newest composition inspired by COVID-19.

TAI Conversations
Stargazing with a Georgetown Jesuit

A Jesuit priest and historian of medieval Germany talks about astronomy, nature, music, service—and faith.

TAI Conversations
Robert B. Zoellick: “We Tried Autarky in the 1930s. It Didn’t Work Very Well”

The former President of the World Bank argues that advocates of “decoupling” with China are missing the larger challenge—and that today’s crisis calls for adaptation, not a retreat to autarky.

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Safeguarding the Constitution—and Election—During COVID-19

William A. Galston speaks with Jeffrey Gedmin and Charles Davidson to explain how the pandemic raises thorny questions about constitutional authorities and the rule of law—and why it’s essential that this year’s elections not be postponed.

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COVID-19
A Short-Term Fix for the Ventilator Shortage

An anesthesiologist’s take on the looming crisis in America’s hospitals.

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